Hanwei Moroha Zukuri Raptor Katana
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Hanwei Moroha Zukuri Raptor Katana

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5160 Spring Steel Katana with Moroha Zukuri (also known as Kogarasu Zukuri) blade - one of the earliest styles of Katana and likely the form taken by the first Katana ever forged by the legendary ancient sword smith Amakuni. MSRP $450

Only available until midnight Thanksgiving, 28th November 2019

$362.98
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Forged in the Kissaki Moro Ha Zukuri style, the blade design of the Moroha Zukuri Katana is based on a Tachi blade believed to have been forged around 800 AD by the smith Amakuni, though many similar blades have been produced in later Japanese history. The style is seen as a link between the old Ken straight swords and the curved Tachi (and later Katana). The style is unusual in having a back edge on the top half of the blade, with fullers starting where this edge finishes and continuing to the hilt. We have deliberately left this edge unsharpened for the benefit of Iaido practitioners used to working with more conventional blade styles. With a blade length of just 26-3/8”, this sword is very quick and is ideal for multiple cuts in light targets.

Raptor Series Katana Details

Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Raptor series has been created for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. This steel structure also avoids the need for excessive thickness, allowing the blades to replicate the weight and handling characteristics of Japanese originals. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

Each katana in the series features a unique blade style, each with its origins in Japanese swordmaking history, providing the cutting practitioner with choices in both aesthetics and handling characteristics.

Raptor Series Construction Details:

  • Blades - Forged from 5160 high-carbon steel, marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc.
  • Tangs (Nakago) - Full length, double pegged.
  • Ferrules (Habaki) - Brass
  • Handles (Tsuka) - Wood core, genuine rayskin (Same), special non-stretch sueded wrap (Tsuka-ito) for firm grip and wear resistance. Raptor feathers hilt ornaments (Menuki).
  • Guards (Tsuba) - Traditional blackened iron, Raptor motif.
  • Fittings (Fuchi/Kashira) - Blackened steel, Raptor motif.
  • Scabbards (Saya) - Wood, non-fingerprinting textured lacquer finish.

How to Use

Designed as a frequent use, heavy duty backyard cutter. A Japanese "beater" sword.
Overall: 38 3/4" Blade Length: 26 1/2" Handle Length: 11" Weight: 2lb 5oz

Materials and Construction

5160 high-carbon steel sharpened blade, marquenched and monotempered to an edge hardness of 57HRC. Wear resistant suede ito over authentic rayskin. Raptor themed, iron fittings. Textured black saya with untied sageo.
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Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees
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